Entrepreneurship & The Growth of Something Great: Panel Discussion & Networking

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No one ever said entrepreneurship was easy. From finding the right co-founder to getting your first multi-million dollar round of funding, we deal with A LOT along the way. And, believe it or not, Google doesn’t always have all the answers to your questions!

That is why we teamed up with some amazing local Chicago entrepreneurs who have committed so much of their time (not to mention hard-earned dollars) into building their own businesses.

For our event, Entrepreneurship & The Growth of Something Great, we have invited entrepreneurs at different stages of their businesses to participate in an informative and exciting panel.

We want to shy away from some of those commonly asked questions that we hear at other panel discussions, but to go one step further and drill deeper into our entrepreneurs’ minds.

PLUS, the audience will have abundant time to ask their own questions.

The Timeline:

5:30-6:30 Networking

6:30-7:00 Panel Discussion

7:00-7:30 Audience Q&A

7:30-8:30 Networking

Our Panelists:

Michael Timpone (https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaeltimpone/): Founder @ Kapow (https://www.kapow.com/)

Kapow connects companies with venues to book unique client events online in real-time. Our curated marketplace offers a more efficient way for companies to book events designed to acquire, engage and retain clients. Our suite of online tools covers events from start to finish at no additional cost. Kapow has received 1.6M in funding to date and is continuing to bring amazing events to corporations.


Ross Peterson (https://www.linkedin.com/in/rosswpetersen/): Founder @ Blitsy (https://blitsy.com/)

Ross is a serial creative entrepreneur who has launched multiple businesses over the past few years. His first business, ScrapHD, was acquired on September 15th, 2010. Since then, Ross has acted as the Director of Digital Infrastructure for Michaels, as well as launched and grown Blitsy, which has received nearly $12M in Funding.


Sarah Perkins (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarahaperkins/): Founder @ DesignerShare (http://www.designershare.com/)

Sarah Perkins is the CEO and co-founder of DesignerShare. DesignerShare is the first truly peer-to-peer marketplace for women to rent their designer clothing and accessories to one another, which launched in Chicago March, 2017. Sarah has loved fashion her whole life, and spent many years trying to convince others her taste is “exquisite” and not “expensive.” She has visions of outfits based on mood and vividly dreams in color. She holds a marketing degree from Santa Clara University and her Masters in journalism from DePaul University.


Lucas Ward (https://www.linkedin.com/in/lucaslward/): Founder @ Kin Insurance (https://www.kin.com/)

Kin is an InsureTech startup revolutionizing the $100B Property Insurance industry by using data and technology to streamline the process from application to claims. Kin is Lucas’ 3rd startup and has received $4M in funding. His first business, Fundspire, was acquired in 2012


The Space:

We will be hosting this event at MakeOffices in River North. The location will be able to comfortably seat approximately 150 attendees and is located directly across the street from the Merchandise Mart.

Beer, Wine, and Soda will be served.

Event Hosted & Moderated By:

VisualFizz (http://www.visualfizz.com/): Chicago's experiential and digital marketing agency. Connecting Emotions + Experiences Back to Digital Marketing.

Our Space Sponsor:

MakeOffices (http://makeoffices.com/): Delivering turnkey, affordable coworking and shared office space to entrepreneurs and small businesses in Chicago, Washington DC, and Philly. Book a Tour Today!

Our Community Sponsors Include:

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